landscape

Photo by Simon Devitt of Silo Park promenade and wetland

Celebrating and preserving its industrial maritime past – Auckland’s Silo Park

Earlier in the year, my daughter and I set up a stall selling African handcrafted goods at the Silo Park markets. Running from Friday night through to Sunday over the summer months, this temporary market occupies the promenade between former cement silos and a bio-retention wetland at Auckland’s Silo Park. A collaborative design effort between […] Read more…

concrete bridge designed by Marte Marte architects

Architecture and landscape belong together

During my days as a landscape architecture student, I could think of nothing more enjoyable than spending time in the library flicking through all the wonderful magazines on offer. Even now, long after my student days are over, on a given day you might still find me there with my head buried in a book […] Read more…

Tea houses, meditation huts …

I have an enduring passion for architecture that blurs the boundary between building and landscape. For me, the best buildings are those that are in harmony with the landscape and enhance, and are enhanced by, their surroundings. Not surprising really, given I spent 6 years studying landscape architecture and garden design. As much as I […] Read more…